Bluehead Fairy Wrasse

Species information for the Bluehead Fairy Wrasse, in the Wrasses category.

  1. Family - Labridae

    Scientific name - Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura

    Common name – Blue Scalled, Bluehead Fairy, Yellow flank, Purple Head Parrot, Blue sided Wrasse

    Size – 5 in (13 cm)

    Range - Jakarta, Sumatra

    Min. Aquarium size – 90 gal (341 L)

    Care Level – Easy

    Temperament - Peaceful

    Foods and feeding - Should be fed a variety of high quality marine meaty foods.

    Aquarium suitability -

    Reef compatibility - Yes

    Captive care – The Bluehead Fairy wrasse is a colorful addition to an aquarium, and can be mixed with other species in the genus Cirrhilabrus if they are added together. Individual fish can have a great variety of color patterns. Wrasses are known jumpers so the aquarium top should be covered.

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